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Obama scolds Louisana rescuers for nonexistent discrimination. The response is epic.
Truth bomb incoming...
Unless you've been living under the world's largest rock, you've seen news reports about the catastrophic situation in Louisiana. Thousands upon thousands have lost their homes, their belongings, and their livelihoods due to flooding. Since many were trapped by the rising waters, the so-called "Cajun Navy" fired up the outboards and sprang into action.
Caring soul that he is, President Obama managed to tear himself away from his golf-and-mojitos regimen long enough to admonish these would-be rescuers. There's a fair chance that these good Samaritans were horrible racists, and he wanted to make sure that - while he was busy with his vacation - they weren't discriminating against those in need.
His memo read:
“Care must be taken to ensure that actions, both intentional and unintentional, do not exclude groups of people based on race, color, national origin (including limited English proficiency), religion, sex, or disability.”
“Those planning for Katrina appeared to assume most people could rely on personal vehicles to evacuate and failed to consider the transportation needs of all segments of the population.”
“Many seeking temporary housing immediately encountered discriminatory advertisements that explicitly refused to rent to African Americans.”
As the good people over at HotAir point out, there is one amazing response to that memo that is worthy of all the attention it can generate. It appeared on the facebook page of a guy named Ben Husser, and it's absolute gold:
Dear Mr President,
I want to thank you for reminding us in South Louisiana not to discriminate against anyone based on race or religion. Had you not reminded us of this I don't know what we would have done. See we rode around in a boat saving people and well race or religion never entered my mind. Not once. It didn't enter my buddies mind or my wife's. Just saving people.
I understand you may be miss informed because of all the race baiting that the media did a couple months ago here is South Louisiana. But I assure you that's not what we stand for in South Louisiana. We love each other when the times get hard. We look out for our own. Now I know this doesn't fit your agenda. But facts are facts.
O and by the way stay up in DC play a little golf and enjoy your last couple months in office. Make sure you clean out your desk. Clean out the house you've occupied for 8 years cause your time is up. Let ya buddy Ms Clinton know we don't need her either. She needs her rest. Lord knows she needs rest more then the residents of South Louisiana do. She may could put some of that Clinton foundation blood money to good use down here helping others. But why would she do that. She already knows Louisiana doesn't belong to her come November. If this was a state she needed she would have been on the boat with me. But that's OK we got this we are strong here in Louisiana. Something you will never understand.
The true citizens of Louisiana
He also included the following picture:
Weird. Doesn't look like a lot of racism happening there.
...But who knows. Barack Obama is the smartest man in the world, so maybe he knows something that the people who actually bothered to deal with this crisis don't.